Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth.
Our researchers think differently and engage widely. We work in partnership with non-profit, public sector and corporate organisations to create new solutions to old and emerging problems.
Find out more about our research impact over the last few years through this series of stories highlighting the rich diversity of approaches and achievements among ADA researchers.
Our academics are open to working in new teams, with new partners to solve complex challenges.
Discover the variety of ways our researchers work in this collection of impact stories. From creating technology that enhances our lives to addressing vital health and wellbeing priorities, from identifying access and equity issues to engaging with climate, energy and urban space challenges, our collaborations seek out today’s most pressing issues.
A major research project is unearthing new insights into the interrelationship between teaching approaches, student motivation and engagement, biopsychology and educational outcomes in science-learning.
A partnership between academic, community and government experts will provide new knowledge of HIV-related behaviour for under-researched groups.
An oral history series documenting the experiences of ten Aboriginal Elders will contribute Aboriginal voices and perspectives to primary education.
Qualitative research into Long Covid will help us better understand its impact on human bodies, health care and social worlds.
A language revitalisation partnership will develop community language resources and best-practice recommendations for language acquisition within Aboriginal contexts.
A participatory research project is developing more equitable forest management policies and practices with local communities in Nepal.
A UNSW partnership with the University of Sydney and Regional NSW is delivering smart digital resources for regional councils as part of the Smart Places Acceleration Program.
3D printing processes and building materials can create more sustainable construction in environments as diverse as outback Australia and outer space.
A book on exhibition practices by leading artists and curators from Australia and Canada promotes the power of objects to reframe knowledge.
An exhibition project provides valuable insights into how we interact with and understand our personal health data.
A radical Indigenous festival draws together the Ancestral and the now in a vital celebration of ceremony, ritual and dance performance.
A next-generation planning toolkit allows urban planners and policymakers to explore the effect of new infrastructure and changes to planning controls on surrounding property values.
A platform that simplifies the coding for sound installations has the potential to broaden their use and enhance their complexity.
A project engaging regional art museums explores how we can transform our museum’s relationship to non-Anglo and culturally and linguistically diverse art communities.
Prioritising literacy is a fundamental first step towards addressing equity issues in higher education.
Inclusive decision-making that consults local communities is key to making informed choices on environmental issues, such as water security.
Art meets mental health in an immersive art project co-designed with people with lived experience of trauma from regional, rural and remote areas.
A partnership between World Vision and UNSW engages with local Indigenous communities to address a critical knowledge gap around First Nations people and culture.
A study using short online videos of people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections demonstrates a promising reduction of stigma in the short term.
A virtual reality game featuring a dog offers a non-pharmacological complement to opioid interventions in acute pain management.
The lean startup method teaches you to embrace failure to fast-track radical change, whatever your agenda.
Localised data on alcohol-related harm and licensed outlets will help decisions on new liquor licences maintain a health focus.
A training program for youth justice officers that develops interpersonal and behaviour management skills has improved safety and culture at its trial sites.
An Aboriginal-led research project is developing greater understanding of the complex challenges Aboriginal families face reunifying with children removed to out-of-home care.
Interpreters and judicial officers must collectively work for optimal communication to ensure non-English speakers have equitable access to justice.
Locally led approaches to disaster recovery can promote long-term gains for Pacific Island communities.
A partnership between UNSW’s Gendered Violence Research Network and Commonwealth Bank is raising awareness around groups at greater risk of economic and financial abuse.
Social robotics can make social life more accessible to a greater diversity of people.
Engaging communities on water quality testing and stormwater management promotes cultural ownership and investment in sustainable water practices.